An old chestnut tree mentioned as a source of comfort and hope in Anne Frank’s diary is to be cut down. The tree, some 150 years old, stood in the courtyard of the Amsterdam house where Frank’s family hid for more than two years during the Nazi occupation. City authorities said Tuesday that the tree has deteriorated badly due to a fungus, and must be felled.
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